St. Begge Collegiate


Coat of arms
Andenne is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°29′N 05°06′E / 50.483°N 5.1°E / 50.483; 5.1
Country Belgium
Region Wallonia
Community French Community
Province Namur
Arrondissement Namur
 – Mayor Claude Eerdekens
 – Governing party/ies PS
 – Total 86.17 km2 (33.3 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2010)[1]
 – Total 25,131
 – Density 291.6/km2 (755.4/sq mi)
Postal codes 5300
Area codes 085

Andenne (French pronunciation: [ɑ̃.dɛn]) is a Belgian municipality located in the Walloon province of Namur. On January 1, 2006 Andenne had a total population of 25,240. The total area is 86.17 km² which gives a population density of 292 inhabitants per km². The city extends on both sides of the river Meuse. The villages around Andenne are : Bonneville - Coutisse - Landenne - Maizeret - Namêche - Sclayn - Seilles - Thon-Samson - Vezin. The Bear, originating from the legend that saw Charles Martel, still a child, kill a bear that terrorized the inhabitants, with a hammer, symbolizes the city.

Andenne is associated with the Rape of Belgium in 1914, during which reportedly 211 townspeople were massacred.


Famous inhabitants

  • Saint Begga, daughter of Pepin of Landen and mother of Pepin of Heristal, founded a convent in Andenne of which she was the first abbess. She was buried in Saint Begga's Collegiate Church in Andenne.
  • Fats Sadi, jazz musician



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